Vasa Museum

Posted in: Recreation on 12 September, 2017 by Amelia

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If you are interested in maritime history, I very much recommend the Vasa Museum in Stockholm. It tells the story of the royal ship Vasa, which sunk just out of Stockholm in 1628, but it also offers more: the wreck has been raised and preserved and can actually be viewed in its near-originality. I’ve been there twice, about 15 years ago and then again this summer, and both times the sheer size of the ship and its elaborate wooden carvings really struck me; the photo below really does not do it justice!

As well as the ship itself, visitors can view a film discussing reasons for the sinking, learn about life as a sailor at that time, view a reconstruction of the raising, and watch scientists work to determine who the structure can be preserved as time progresses. In conclusion: a few hours well spent. I know who I blame for its sinking, but I’ll keep that to myself in case you want to go and make up your own minds 😉


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Amelia Gackowska

Amelia Gackowska
Hej, my name is Amelia and I recently moved to Linköping to study the Master programme in Applied Ethics, as I thought it was about time to study the theories behind my activism!

When I am not studying you can find me teaching ballroom dancing, learning Swedish, up-cycling whatever I can find, or getting carried away debating politics into the early hours.

MA in Applied Ethics

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